For the 2014-2015 school year, the average cost of room and board is priced at $9,804 for public colleges and $11,188 for private colleges. To no surprise, colleges in California, New York, and the Boston area charge a bit more and top the list of most expensive dorms.
The highest-priced dorms can be found in New York, where students get to enjoy the conveniences of living in Manhattan and fabulous skyline views from high-rise dorms.
Going to school in New York can be quite an experience for a first-year college student, but one that comes with a hefty price tag. Looking at tuition and fees alone, NYU ranks 57th in highest cost. However, when room and board is factored into college cost rankings, NYU becomes the 3rd most expensive college in the nation with an estimated room and board expense of $16,782.
If you’re going to rack up college debt, it may as well come with a million-dollar view. Here’s a look from a dorm room in Founders Hall, a traditional first-year residence hall at NYU.
The 25 Most Expensive College Dorms for 2014-2015
1. Eugene Lang College (The New School) - $19,390
4. Pace University - $16,600
5. St John's University (Queens) - $16,390
6. Hellenic College - $16,192
7. Fordham University - Rose Hill $15,965
8. Harvey Mudd College - $15,833
9. San Francisco Art Institute - $15,666
10. Cooper Union - $15,220
11. Olin College - $15,200
12. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry - $15,120
13. Emerson College - $15,096
14. University of California - Merced - $15,035
15. University of California - Riverside - $15,000
15. Marymount Manhattan College - $15,000
17. Smith College - $14,950
18. Roger Williams University - $14,864
19. Claremont McKenna College - $14,820
20. Dean College - $14,760
21. San Diego State University - $14,745
22. Pitzer College - $14,730
22. University of California - Santa Cruz - $14,730
24. Fisher College - $14,714
25. Pomona College - $14,700
25. Sarah Lawrence College - $14,700